Alain Hudelot-Noellat

Richebourg Grand Cru Pinot Noir

9.396 ratings
9.446 pro ratings
Vosne-Romanée, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Pinot Noir
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Conrad Green

Bright fruit. A touch of green/ grapefruit. It’s lean and you can taste through it. Beautiful focused fruit. Bright with cherry notes.

Bright fruit. A touch of green/ grapefruit. It’s lean and you can taste through it. Beautiful focused fruit. Bright with cherry notes.

Aug 24th, 2018
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9.3

(aged in about 40% new oak, a bit less than in recent vintages): Medium red with modest saturation. Aromas of black raspberry, leather and earth are less pristine than those of today's wines. Creamy-sweet and spicy in the mouth, with a slightly high-toned quality to its fat flavors of red berries, red cherry, underbrush and leather. Can't match the punch of today's Hudelot-Noëllat wines but finishes spicy and very long, with a suggestion of rusticity and slightly edgy tannins that eventually turn a bit dry. Charles van Canneyt, who did not begin vinifying until 2009, following the retirement of his grandfather Alain Hudelot-Noëllat the previous year, noted that the estate's grapes were totally destemmed back in '99, then crushed and pumped back into cuves, an approach that he said could extract bitter tannins if the seeds were green. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

(aged in about 40% new oak, a bit less than in recent vintages): Medium red with modest saturation. Aromas of black raspberry, leather and earth are less pristine than those of today's wines. Creamy-sweet and spicy in the mouth, with a slightly high-toned quality to its fat flavors of red berries, red cherry, underbrush and leather. Can't match the punch of today's Hudelot-Noëllat wines but finishes spicy and very long, with a suggestion of rusticity and slightly edgy tannins that eventually turn a bit dry. Charles van Canneyt, who did not begin vinifying until 2009, following the retirement of his grandfather Alain Hudelot-Noëllat the previous year, noted that the estate's grapes were totally destemmed back in '99, then crushed and pumped back into cuves, an approach that he said could extract bitter tannins if the seeds were green. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, March 2018)

Mar 14th, 2018
Andie

Big fruit can lay for a couple more

Big fruit can lay for a couple more

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2016
Scott Claffee

Yum.

1 person found it helpfulJun 7th, 2015
Taylor Smith

Sommelier, RN74

9.5

Powerful. Needs more time. Almost sad that this was opened as soon as it was. Still incredibly delicious and complex In spite of it's tightness. Much better after an hour in carafe. 1996

Powerful. Needs more time. Almost sad that this was opened as soon as it was. Still incredibly delicious and complex In spite of it's tightness. Much better after an hour in carafe. 1996

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Amy Ray

We sacrificed my bottle with the cheese course. Give the '99 more time - obviously - and goodness will it repay your patience.

We sacrificed my bottle with the cheese course. Give the '99 more time - obviously - and goodness will it repay your patience.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Fahara Zamorano

#winning

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.5

Wow! Rich but oh so elegant. Almost More like RSV.

Wow! Rich but oh so elegant. Almost More like RSV.

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.6

Killer!!!

Killer!!!

Apr 29th, 2017
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Intense brown spice and dark red berry fruit. Powerful with a long finish.

Intense brown spice and dark red berry fruit. Powerful with a long finish.

Nov 23rd, 2014